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Pantone colour of the year - 2020

January 20th, 2020

Category: WB Jamieson

Author: Darren Seymour

Pantone colour of the Year

It's January 2020 and that means its time for a new Pantone colour of the year.
For over 20 years, Pantones colour of the year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries. In the design world, whether it is within interiors and home furnishing, graphic design and packaging and even fashion and industrial design, The announcement of the Pantone colour of the year is used as an indicator of what we can expect to see infiltrating these various disciplines and being filtered back into our daily lives.

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The colours are nearly always good indicators of emerging trends and this year's choice looks to be a safe bet that you'll be seeing a lot of this hue in the next 12 months.

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Classic Blue (19-4052) is the Pantone colour of 2020

Leatrice Eismann, Executive Director of the Pantone colour institute said of this colour: " We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue provides an anchoring foundation. A boundless blue evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky, Classic Blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking; challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow of communication."

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About Classic Blue (19-4052)

Classic blue is a hue that is already imprinted on our psyche as a restful colour that imbues peace and tranquillity to the human spirit. Classic blue offers refuge aiding concentration and bringing clarity. Classic blue is a reflective contemplative tone that feels stable and resilient.

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